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Water: Can It Be Too Much of a Good Thing?

Posted 3 Nov 2016 by

THURSDAY, Nov. 3, 2016 – Dehydration is a familiar foe for endurance athletes, and one that will be on the minds of every participant in Sunday's New York City Marathon. But did you know that drinking too much water can be potentially fatal, particularly if not treated properly? And you don't have to be an elite athlete like a marathoner to fall victim to what doctors call water intoxication. ...

Americans Getting Adequate Water Daily, CDC Finds

Posted 26 Apr 2016 by

TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 – Americans' worries about not being properly hydrated may be unfounded: A new government report finds most are getting enough water each day. The data, from the U.S. National Health Nutrition Examination Survey for 2009 to 2012, found that adult men take in 117 ounces of water daily, on average – more than 14 cups. For women, the number is 93 ounces, or almost 12 cups ...

For 'Ironman' Athletes, Study Shows Danger of Too Much Water

Posted 10 Mar 2016 by

WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 – Long-distance triathletes who drink too much water during competition may end up with dangerously low blood sodium levels, new research warns. Researchers in Germany who tested nearly 1,100 competitors in the annual Ironman European Championships found more than 10 percent had developed this condition – called hyponatremia. In its most severe form, hyponatremia can be ...

Endurance Athletes Should Only Drink When Thirsty, Experts Say

Posted 30 Jun 2015 by

TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 – Endurance athletes or those who are very physically active should drink plenty of water – but only when they feel thirsty, new expert recommendations say. Athletes should listen to their body and drink water as needed to prevent a potentially deadly condition called exercise-associated hyponatremia (EAH) or "water intoxication." The new guidelines were developed at the ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Samsca (Tolvaptan): Drug Safety Communication - FDA Limits Duration and Usage Due To Possible Liver Injury Leading to Organ Transplant or Death

Posted 30 Apr 2013 by

ISSUE: FDA has determined that the drug Samsca (tolvaptan) should not be used for longer than 30 days and should not be used in patients with underlying liver disease because it can cause liver injury, potentially leading to liver transplant or death. FDA has worked with the manufacturer to revise the Samsca drug label to include new limitations. BACKGROUND: Samsca is a selective vasopression ...

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